• The Lab-to-Market Road: Assessing the Texas Advanced Technology Program 

    Jarrett, James E.; Meyer, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-12)
    In 1987, the state legislature appropriated funds for applied research to diversify the state’s economy through the Texas Advanced Technology Program (ATP). These funds targeted projects to educate the state’s scientists ...
  • Lessons from Mexico: The Role of Financial Institutions in Market Crises 

    James, Dilmus D.; Schauer, David A. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-10)
    The financial sector promotes a nation’s economic growth and performance. By facilitating the transfer of funds from surplus income units to deficit spending units, financial intermediaries foster expansion of the economic ...
  • "Location, Location, Location" in Cyberspace: E-Commerce and the Domain Name System 

    Tiller, Emerson H. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-06)
    Computers route actual data packets according to Internet protocol addresses, but these numbers are difficult for people to remember. The domain name system was developed so that easily remembered names, rather than their ...
  • Manifiesto: The Texas Sales Tax Rebate and Cross-Border Mexican Shoppers 

    Mogab, John W.; Pisani, Michael J.; Nicols, Kay McGlashan; Welkey, Sharon; Wuest, Beth E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-10)
    Shoppers around the world cross borders from one country in order to shop in another. In fact, shopping is increasingly recognized as a primary motive for international travel. Nowhere is this more evident than at the ...
  • Maquiladora Prospects in a Global Environment 

    Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr.; Barraza de Anda, Martha Patricia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-10)
    The Mexican in-bond assembly, or maquiladora, manufacturing sector has taken its fair share of lumps in recent years. The industry has experienced a business cycle downturn in the U.S., intermittent border closures, higher ...
  • Market Opportunities for Recycling in Texas Manufacturing Industries 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-08)
    Report on a study of the opportunities for and challenges of incorporating recycled materials in the production processes of twelve important manufacturing industries in Texas, including, among others, the primary and ...
  • Market-based Government Activities in Texas: A Sampling from the Local and State Levels 

    Baker, John H.; Denby, Kimberly; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-08)
    As government seeks to hold the line on broad-based tax rates, some departments and agencies have implemented market-based activities as a means to maintain and expand public services. Two entrepreneurial success stories ...
  • More Support for College Education Would Yield Large Dividends in Texas 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Ayala, Sofía G. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-02)
    States and regions with large numbers of educated workers enjoy many social and economic benefits, including low crime rates, high-technology-based employment, high per-capita income, and high wages. It follows that state ...
  • NAFTA Revisited: The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Maquiladora Employment 

    Gruben, William C. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-12)
    The rapid employment growth of the Mexican in-bond plants, or maquiladoras, lists prominently among the most conspicuous industrial phenomena occurring the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the four years ...
  • A New Approach to Innovation & Growth in the Texas Technology Corridor 

    Sekora, Michael C.; Evans, Eliza (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-08)
    Texas faces the challenge of maintaining and growing its capacity to innovate at a time when global competitors are aggressively pursuing markets that have generated economic success for Texas companies in the recent past. ...
  • New Gas Market Fundamentals: The Prospects for Liquefied Natural Gas 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-12)
    An increasingly volatile market price for U.S. natural gas, the inadequacy of domestic natural gas reserves, and the continuing development of new natural gas-based electric generation capacity have created a heightened ...
  • Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border 

    Giusti, Cecilia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-08)
    In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa ...
  • On the Roof: A Review of Texas Real Estate Markets 

    Anari, Ali; Gaines, James; Gilliland, Charles (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-12)
    As housing prices slip in many parts of the country, Texas market conditions, in general seem relatively stable. This review of real estate markets around Texas reveals that Texas, especially in relation to other states ...
  • On-line Recycling: Waste/Material Exchange in the Electronic Information Age 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-04)
    In recent years, public concern for environmental quality, high compliance and disposal costs, and reduction of landfill space has prompted many manufacturers and businesses to consider recycling or selling their wastes ...
  • Personnel Predicament: The Coming Human Resource Crisis in Texas Government 

    Greenfield, Stuart (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-08)
    Approximately 5.6 million baby boomers live in Texas, comprising 26.9% of the state's population. As this group matures, so does the Texas workforce. This aging trend will significantly affect the state's general workforce ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-04)
    Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-06)
    As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
  • Plugging into the Texas Electricity Market: Avoiding the Mistakes of California 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-10)
    If all goes as planned, by January 1, 2002, customer choice will have been introduced to most Texans currently served by investor-owned electric utilities. In some other states, like California, the transition to a competitive ...
  • Pollution Abatement Spending and Corporate Profitability: Texas Manufacturing 

    Fujii, Hidemichi; Kellison, J. Bruce; Gibson, David V. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-08)
    Manufacturing firms are generally on the front lines of environmental protection because most industrial pollution is a result of manufacturing activity. The problem is that firms do not have strong incentives for pollution ...
  • Reducing Income Inequalities: The Case of Austin 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-04)
    According to many economic development specialists, cities that support high-tech industries can expect to show higher and longer running rates of growth. Such has been the case in Austin. However, economic growth does not ...